CLEVELAND — Despite dominating the fan vote, the 2020 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees does not include Dave Matthews Band.
It marks the first time the top vote recipient was not included in the class of inductees since the Rock Hall first introduced the fan ballot several years ago.
Only one of the top five vote getters — The Doobie Brothers — is among the 2020 inductees.
Here’s a breakdown of how the fans voted in correlation with the actual outcome of inductees according to the Rock Hall's leader board (bold text indicates 2020 inductee):
Dave Matthews Band: 1,005,657 votes
Pat Benatar: 882,207 votes
The Doobie Brothers (selected for 2020 induction): 784,729 votes
Soundgarden: 722,931 votes
Judas Priest: 675,434 votes
Whitney Houston (selected for 2020 induction): 593,374 votes
Depeche Mode (selected for 2020 induction): 563,612 votes
Thin Lizzy: 556,476 votes
Motörhead: 512,918 votes
Todd Rundgren: 440,898 votes
Nine Inch Nails (selected for 2020 induction): 380,869 votes
T. Rex (selected for 2020 induction): 365,290 votes
The Notorious B.I.G. (selected for 2020 induction): 275,892 votes
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan: 166,596 votes
Kraftwerk: 163,667 votes
MC5: 160,685 votes
The fan ballot, which launched when the 16 nominees were announced last October, closed on Jan. 10. Rock Hall officials say more than 8.2 million votes were tallied in the fan vote, which is more than double last year’s ballot of 3.3 million votes.